Did you make the list? Breaking down the top art collectors of 2015

The 25th annual Artnews Top 200 Collectors list is out, and it is full of new and familiar names alike.

Thanks to international growth, the art market has swollen to unprecedented proportions as of late. Evidence of this can be seen in the flurry of auction records for modern masters like Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon, that have been accumulating since the beginning of the year as anonymous bidders frantically phone in their bids from all corners of the world. This unquenchable thirst for art has trickled down to the contemporary galleries as well, where the work of unknowns (on the backs of rumored sales to powerful collectors) have been known to shoot up to as much as triple the price from six months before.